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UnpluggedView: Strange Magic

UnpluggedView: Strange Magic

UnpluggedView: Strange Magicby Aaron Rowan High art goes high-tech this month when Opera Modesto returns to the Gallo Center with its first production of the season: Mozart’s final opera ‘The Magic Flute.’ Featuring a cast of about 20 vocalists, the piece is a fairytale full of gorgeous music, comical star turns, laughter, sorrow, and unusual […]

By October 4, 2021 Read More →
ArtView: Falling Leaves and Halloween

ArtView: Falling Leaves and Halloween

ArtView: Falling Leaves and Halloween By  Jim Christiansen The season of Falling Leaves and Halloween.  In the middle of October is Stanislaus Artist Open Studio, rescheduled 3 times since 2020 to October 16 and 17.  Hard copy maps are available from the 40 or so participating artists and downtown galleries. Online,  get the map pdf […]

By October 1, 2021 Read More →
ArtView: Honoring the Artists

ArtView: Honoring the Artists

Art View: Honoring the ArtistsBy Jim Christiansen Brad Hawn is the “Best of Show” winner of the Mistlin Gallery/ Central California Art Association Autumn Art Festival 2021. His watercolor painting “Home Stretch” is on display at the gallery, along with the other award winners, including his wife Nancy Hawn, first prize in Oil Painting division […]

By September 1, 2021 Read More →
Prospect Theater Project Presents “The Underpants

Prospect Theater Project Presents “The Underpants

Prospect Theater Project Presents “The Underpants WHAT: From the author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile comes this exquisite adaptation of a classic German farce. Louise and Theo’s bourgeois existence is shattered whenLouise’s wardrobe malfunction becomes the talk of the town. What follows is afast and furious romp that skewers gender roles, double standards, fleetingmoments […]

By September 1, 2021 Read More →
PerformingView – New Stagings

PerformingView – New Stagings

PerformingView By Chris Murphy It is a new strange time in our local performing arts. We are trying to open up, we are trying to get larger audiences and yet we hang on the door step. Many venues in the larger cities are requiring vaccination proof or a fresh negative COVID PCR test. This is […]

Hypnosis Just Another State of Mind

Hypnosis Just Another State of Mind

Hypnosis Just Another State of MindBy Middagh Goodwin You want to go to the State Theatre on August 6th, you need to go see John Farley perform feats of hypnotism, at the count of 3 you will go to www.thestate.org and purchase tickets. One, Two, Three. Did it work? Yes, great. Now, so you know […]

By July 14, 2021 Read More →
The Modesto Symphony Orchestra 2021-22 Season On Sale Now

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra 2021-22 Season On Sale Now

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra 2021-22 Season On Sale Now The MSO’s 91st season features four Music Director candidates, outstanding guest artists, the MSO Chorus, and the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra. The Classics Series will be conducted by the MSO’s Music Director candidates and will feature pieces by Prokofiev, Korngold, Márquez, Brahms, and many more. The Pops […]

By July 12, 2021 Read More →
ArtView: Modesto is Brighter with Art

ArtView: Modesto is Brighter with Art

ArtView: Modesto is Brighter with Art By Jim Christiansen Independence Day is here, and more galleries and venues re-opening in Modesto.  Art Walk is rumored to get a restart and new shows on display with more visiting hours.  You can see the venues gearing up with the new parking striping on J Street, and the […]

ArtView: Arts Alive

ArtView: Arts Alive

Art View: Arts Alive By Jim Christiansen Graffiti Summer has been rescheduled until August. You can do the traditional cruise tour of the many murals downtown and up McHenry fun until the new car shows and parades return. Kruse Lucas Gallery will be celebrating the return of the Graffiti Parade and Car Show with art […]

ArtView: May Day

ArtView: May Day

Art View: May Day By Jim Christiansen May Day brings more flowers and good news than alarm bells this year, as venues and events starting to bloom and open. Summer class registration and schedules going at Chartreuse Muse, Dragonfly Art for Life, Queen Bean, Mistlin Gallery and the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock. Kaila Kindley […]

CWB Creations

CWB Creations

CREATIONS, Choreography in America• May 14 to 23 LIVE at the Liz and Royal Robbins Studio5033 Pentecost Dr. 95356Tickets: http://www.centralwestballet.org/cwbevents.htmlChoose your dates and times! See this exciting and entertaining program up-close!• Pictures at an Exhibition ~ Mussorgsky’s famous suite as interpreted by our talented artists.• Love Duets ~ a lyrical ballet full of inspired moments.• […]

By April 29, 2021 Read More →
ArtView: April Showers May Flowers

ArtView: April Showers May Flowers

ArtView: April Showers May Flowers By Jim Christiansen April showers bring May Flowers and sunny spring days, gardening and Earth Day. Good month for Plein Air painting, activities in the park. Art Skulk Number 2, the daytime version, takes place April 10, 10 am to 2 pm at 224 and 230 Sycamore across from Graceada […]

By April 1, 2021 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Slow And Steady

UnpluggedView: Slow And Steady

UnpluggedView: Slow And Steadyby Aaron Rowan Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know when you’re gonna meet the Reaper. At least that’s the case if you should happen to visit a certain chocolatier in Asheville, NC which makes a truffle-infused with the dreaded Carolina Reaper chilli, among the very hottest peppers known […]

By April 1, 2021 Read More →
The Postman Always Rings Twice at the Prospect

The Postman Always Rings Twice at the Prospect

Prospect Theater Project’s Radio Cavalcade Presents “The Postman Always Rings Twice”WHAT:  A middle-aged roadside diner owner hires a drifter to work at his restaurant. The drifter quickly begins an affair with the owner’s beautiful young wife and the two conspire to kill her husband and seize his assets. When they succeed, a local prosecutor becomes […]

By March 15, 2021 Read More →
Thoughts on Stella Beratlis

Thoughts on Stella Beratlis

Thoughts on Stella Beratlis By Sam Pierstorff If you are lucky enough to call Stella Beratlis a friend, you are truly lucky to have a fighter (metaphorically speaking) on your side. Stella knows the pen is mightier than the sword and she wields it well. Stella is an academic and an activist, a poet and […]

By March 5, 2021 Read More →